Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Enharbor transitive verb To find harbor or safety in; to dwell in or inhabit. W. Browne.

Enharden transitive verb [ Prefix en- + harden : confer French enhardir to embolden.] To harden; to embolden. [ Obsolete] Howell.

Enharmonic (ĕn`hȧr*mŏn"ĭk), En`har*mon"ic*al (-ĭ*k a l) adjective [ Greek 'enarmoniko`s , 'enarmo`nios fitting, accordant; 'en in + "armoni`a harmony: confer French enharmonique .]

1. (Anc. Mus.) Of or pertaining to that one of the three kinds of musical scale (diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic) recognized by the ancient Greeks, which consisted of quarter tones and major thirds, and was regarded as the most accurate.

2. (Mus.) (a) Pertaining to a change of notes to the eye, while, as the same keys are used, the instrument can mark no difference to the ear, as the substitution of A♭ for G♯. (b) Pertaining to a scale of perfect intonation which recognizes all the notes and intervals that result from the exact tuning of diatonic scales and their transposition into other keys.

Enharmonically adverb In the enharmonic style or system; in just intonation.

Enhearten transitive verb To give heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden.

The enemy exults and is enheartened .
I. Taylor.

Enhedge transitive verb To surround as with a hedge. [ R.] Vicars.

Enhort transitive verb [ Old French enhorter , enorter , Latin inhortari . Confer Exhort .] To encourage. [ Obsolete] "To enhort the people." Chaucer.

Enhunger transitive verb To make hungry.

Those animal passions which vice had . . . enhungered to feed on innocence and life.
J. Martineau.

Enhydros noun [ New Latin See Enhydrous .] (Min.) A variety of chalcedony containing water.

Enhydrous adjective [ Greek ...; ... in + ... water.] Having water within; containing fluid drops; -- said of certain crystals.

Enigma (e*nĭg"mȧ) noun ; plural enigmas (- mȧz). [ Latin aenigma , Greek a'i`nigma , from a'ini`ssesqai to speak darkly, from a'i^nos tale, fable.]
1. A dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed.

A custom was among the ancients of proposing an enigma at festivals.

2. An action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma .

Enigmatic (?; 277), E`nig*mat"ic*al adjective [ Confer French énigmatique .] Relating to or resembling an enigma; not easily explained or accounted for; darkly expressed; obscure; puzzling; as, an enigmatical answer.

Enigmatically adverb Darkly; obscurely.

Enigmatist noun [ Greek ....] One who makes, or talks in, enigmas. Addison.

Enigmatize intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enigmatized ; present participle & verbal noun Enigmatizing .] To make, or talk in, enigmas; to deal in riddles.

Enigmatography, Enigmatology noun [ Greek ..., ..., an enigma + - graphy , -logy .] The art of making or of solving enigmas.

Enisled p. adjective Placed alone or apart, as if on an island; severed, as an island. [ R.] "In the sea of life enisled ." M. Arnold.

Enjail transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enjailed ; present participle & verbal noun Enjailing .] [ Prefix en- + jail . Confer Engaol .] To put into jail; to imprison. [ R.] Donne.

Enjoin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enjoined ; present participle & verbal noun Enjoining .] [ French enjoindre , Latin injungere to join into, charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See Join , and confer Injunction .]
1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.

High matter thou enjoin'st me.

I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.

2. (Law) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.

This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs.

» Enjoin has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of command ; as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral law. "This word is more authoritative than direct , and less imperious than command ." Johnson.

Enjoin transitive verb To join or unite. [ Obsolete] Hooker.

Enjoiner noun One who enjoins.

Enjoinment noun Direction; command; authoritative admonition. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Enjoy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enjoyed ; present participle & verbal noun Enjoying .] [ Old French enjoier to receive with joy; prefix en- (L. in ) + Old French & French joie joy: confer Old French enjoir to enjoy. See Joy .]
1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.

2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.

That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
Num. xxxvi. 8.

To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Hebrew xi. 25.

3. To have sexual intercourse with. Milton.

To enjoy one's self , to feel pleasure; to be happy.

Enjoy intransitive verb To take satisfaction; to live in happiness. [ R.] Milton.

Enjoyable adjective Capable of being enjoyed or of giving joy; yielding enjoyment. Milton.

Enjoyer noun One who enjoys.

Enjoyment noun
1. The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the possession or occupancy of anything; possession and use; as, the enjoyment of an estate.

2. That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction.

The hope of everlasting enjoyments .

Syn. -- Pleasure; satisfaction; gratification; fruition; happiness; felicity; delight.

Enkennel transitive verb To put into a kennel.

Enkerchiefed adjective Bound with a kerchief; draped; hooded; covered. Milton.

That soft, enkerchiefed hair.
M. Arnold.

Enkindle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enkindled ; present participle & verbal noun Enkindling .]
1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle. Shak.

2. To excite; to rouse into action; to incite.

To enkindle the enthusiasm of an artist.

Enlace transitive verb To bind or encircle with lace, or as with lace; to lace; to encircle; to enfold; hence, to entangle.

Ropes of pearl her neck and breast enlace .
P. Fletcher.

Enlacement noun The act of enlacing, or state of being enlaced; a surrounding as with a lace.

Enlard transitive verb [ Prefix en- + lard : confer Old French enlarder to put on the spit, Pr. & Spanish enlardar to rub with grease, baste.] To cover or dress with lard or grease; to fatten. Shak.

Enlarge transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enlarged ; present participle & verbal noun Enlarging .] [ Old French enlargier ; prefix en- (L. in ) + French large wide. See Large .]
1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house.

To enlarge their possessions of land.

2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind.

O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is enlarged .
2 Cor. vi. 11.

3. To set at large or set free. [ Archaic]

It will enlarge us from all restraints.

Enlarging hammer , a hammer with a slightly rounded face of large diameter; -- used by gold beaters. Knight. -- To enlarge an order or rule (Law) , to extend the time for complying with it. Abbott. -- To enlarge one's self , to give free vent to speech; to spread out discourse. "They enlarged themselves on this subject." Clarendon. -- To enlarge the heart , to make free, liberal, and charitable.

Syn. -- To increase; extend; expand; spread; amplify; augment; magnify. See Increase .

Enlarge intransitive verb
1. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.

2. To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate.

To enlarge upon this theme.
M. Arnold.

3. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind.

Enlarged adjective Made large or larger; extended; swollen. -- En*lar"ged*ly adverb -- En*lar"ged*ness , noun

Enlargement noun
1. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.

2. Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.

3. A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty.

Give enlargement to the swain.

4. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument.

An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army.

Enlarger noun One that enlarges.

Enlay transitive verb See Inlay .

Enlengthen transitive verb To lengthen. [ Obsolete]

Enleven noun Eleven. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Enlight transitive verb [ Prefix en- + light . Confer Enlighten .] To illumine; to enlighten. [ R.]

Which from the first has shone on ages past,
Enlights the present, and shall warm the last.

Enlighten transitive verb [ Prefix en- + lighten : confer Anglo-Saxon inlīhtan . Confer Enlight .]
1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.

His lightnings enlightened the world.
Ps. xcvii. 4.

2. To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.

The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God.

Enlightener noun One who enlightens or illuminates; one who, or that which, communicates light to the eye, or clear views to the mind.

Enlightenment noun Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.

Enlightenment noun = AufklÄrung .

Enlimn transitive verb [ Prefix en- + limn . Confer Enlumine , Illuminate .] To adorn by illuminating or ornamenting with colored and decorated letters and figures, as a book or manuscript. [ R.] Palsgrave.

Enlink transitive verb To chain together; to connect, as by links. Shak.

Enlist transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enlisted ; present participle & verbal noun Enlisting .]
1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.

2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.

3. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.

Enlist intransitive verb
1. To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men enlisted for the war.

2. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.